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Things Are Good: Effective Nonviolent Resistance Against Tyranny

Using violence to fight violence isn’t the best approach, instead nonviolent resistance can be used effectively (and less ironically). In this TED talk Jamila Raqib explores what are the best forms of resistance to oppressive entities through nonviolence and how to think about nonviolent resistance. She uses her life experience and connects to the complex . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Effective Nonviolent Resistance Against Tyranny

Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: In and out of crisis with Sam Gindin

Today’s podcast is a feature interview with fellow political economist Sam Gindin. I interrogate Sam about the political economy of the present: the exit from the 2007 crisis, the role of states, austerity, the place of finance and the possibilities of resistance.

Download: podcast-140314-sam-gindin.mp3

Sam Gindin is a left political economist with . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: In and out of crisis with Sam Gindin

Political Eh-conomy: Transformations in profit and possibilities of resistance: A reply to Sam Gindin

Several weeks ago, I published a series of blog posts on profitability and investment in Canada since the financial crisis of 2007-8. These were republished as a single long article on Socialist Project and given the title, “Canada’s Profitability and Stagnation Puzzle”. Since them, Sam Gindin has published a reply to my piece, “Puzzle or . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Transformations in profit and possibilities of resistance: A reply to Sam Gindin

Parchment in the Fire: Why have the Irish not revolted?

Reblogged from Sráid Marx:

The defeat of the opposition to the property tax and the ability of the Government to impose a second Croke Park austerity deal might lead many to conclude that resistance to austerity has been defeated. Even before this many have commented that while Greece has witnessed violent . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Why have the Irish not revolted?

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More And Indigenous Uprisings Guarantee A Sustainable Future

by: Kristin Moe | Article originally published by Yes! Magazine:

Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Dec 2012 (Photo: Obert Madondo)

There’s a remote part of northern Alberta where the Lubicon Cree have lived, it is said, since time immemorial. The Cree called the vast, pine-covered region niyanan askiy, “our land.”

When . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More And Indigenous Uprisings Guarantee A Sustainable Future

The Disaffected Lib: They Have Re-Elected Their "Liberal" Lapdog – Now They’re Coming For Our Coast

It will probably be sooner rather than later before we find out whether Christy Clark will become British Columbia’s Judas Goat to the Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline/supertanker fiascos.

Steve Harper, Alison Redford and Enbridge just need to buy or coerce Clark’s capitulation, make her sell-out  the province and people of British Columbia, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: They Have Re-Elected Their "Liberal" Lapdog – Now They’re Coming For Our Coast

The Canadian Progressive: Indigenous resistance grows strong in Keystone XL pipeline battle

By: Crysbel Tejada and Betsy Catlin | First published by Waging Nonviolence on May 8, 2013: On cloudy days, heavy smoke fills the air of Ponca City, Okla., with grey smog that camouflages itself into the sky. The ConocoPhillips oil refinery that makes its home there uses overcast days as a disguise to release more . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Indigenous resistance grows strong in Keystone XL pipeline battle

Canadian Progressive: Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Later: A Roundtable Discussion

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman hosts a roundtable discussion of Occupy Wall Street movement on its 1 year anniversary with the following experts: Frances Fox Piven, an author and professor at City University of New York who has studied social movements for decades; Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog Waging Nonviolence, which has extensively covered . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Later: A Roundtable Discussion

Canadian Progressive: Opposition mounts as first tar sands mine in US gets a green light

Tar sands extraction, which has caused tremendous pollution and environmental degradation in Canada, has crossed the border to U.S. soil taken root in Utah.

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Quebec Student Protest Movement Begins Tour Of Ontario Universities

While the pots and pans are on a summer hiatus, the ground-breaking Quebec student protest movement is visiting an Ontario university near you. Representatives of CLASSE, Quebec’s largest student federation, and other activists have embarked on a tour of ten Ontario universities.

The nine-day Quebec-Ontario Student Solidarity Tour, funded by the Canadian Federation of Students, . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Quebec Student Protest Movement Begins Tour Of Ontario Universities

Rusty Idols: Should Canada start considering EVERY American woman eligible for Refugee status?

Government mandated rape with medical instruments, laws mandating that women be forced to explain to their boss why they are using birth control pills, laws mandating that even if pregnancy will KILL the mother she be forced to carry a pregnancy to term – even if the fetus itself is dead.

At what point should any . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Should Canada start considering EVERY American woman eligible for Refugee status?

“Stratfor Wanted Assange Out by Any Means”

by: Yazan al-Saadi While publicly underplaying the significance of WikiLeaks activity in combating government secrecy, senior execs and analysts at private US intelligence firm Stratfor privately described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as a “terrorist” and “delusion nut” who “needs to be water-boarded” and made to “move from country to country” for the “next 25 years,” . . . → Read More: “Stratfor Wanted Assange Out by Any Means”

Rusty Idols: Taking on a Revolting Bully

A billionaire Mormon backer of Mitt Romney with an anti-gay axe to grind and a habit of using his vast wealth to harass, intimidate and silence critics gets openly challenged by Glenn Greenwald to put up or shut up: Frank VanderSloot is an Idaho billionaire and the CEO of Melaleuca, Inc., a controversial billion-dollar-a-year company . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Taking on a Revolting Bully

Politics and Entertainment: Some Canadians are snoozing while Harper continues his destructive crusade through democracy, the environment, and the Canadian economy; but not all

As Susan Riley suggests in the Citizen today, most Canadians are snoozing through President Harper’s vicious assault on democracy, the environment, and, more noticeably recently, the Canadians economy.  If you’ve read any of my other posts here about the Harper Regime’s extraordinary misspending and misguided attempts to manage the economy – which are the real reasons we . . . → Read More: Politics and Entertainment: Some Canadians are snoozing while Harper continues his destructive crusade through democracy, the environment, and the Canadian economy; but not all

Rusty Idols: The Man Behind the Mask

The author of graphic novel masterpiece V for Vendetta reflects on the strange new life of his creation as a symbol of protest and resistance. It all comes back to Moore – a private man with knotty greying hair and a magnificent beard, who prefers to live without an internet connection and who has . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: The Man Behind the Mask

Paul S. Graham: David McNally on Global Crisis and Global Resistance

David McNally teaches political science at York University in Toronto and is active in many social justice movements in that city. On Sept. 24, 2011, McNally spoke at the Mondragon Bookstore and Coffee Shop as a featured presenter at Winnipeg Radical Bookfair and DYI Fest. His topic: Global Crisis – Global Resistance. Length: 60 minutes […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: David McNally on Global Crisis and Global Resistance

Marginal Notes: SlutWalk is so June 2011

While some heralded SlutWalk as the future of feminism, the lack of hype around Calgary’s second attempt at SlutWalk reveals that it was little more than a trend that has already begun to fizzle out. So, I’ll keep my remarks brief and leave you with a radio interview that I did in June around the . . . → Read More: Marginal Notes: SlutWalk is so June 2011

@LacyMacAuley and my namesake: This is where we juxtapose, redux | #G20

“Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter: only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you—that would be the real betrayal.”She thought it over. “They can’t do that,” she said finally. “It’s the one thing they can’t d… . . . → Read More: @LacyMacAuley and my namesake: This is where we juxtapose, redux | #G20

That ‘disrespectful’ Brigette sparks the wrath of Ottawa’s Villagers

Really, it’s just so awkward when the lower orders forget their rightful station in the order of things. The harrumphing, glaring and disdainful sniffing from the self-appointed members of Ottawa’s elite is palpable. The political and media establis… . . . → Read More: That ‘disrespectful’ Brigette sparks the wrath of Ottawa’s Villagers

Art Threat: Paint and piano reflect Mideast resistance – Uprising by Sundus Abdul Hadi & Stefan Christoff

Uprising is a mixed-media painting by Sundus Abdul Hadi in collaboration with her sister Tamara Abdul Hadi’s photography, in which her flying figures grace the work. Visuals go hand in hand with Stefan Christoff’s piano composition. . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Paint and piano reflect Mideast resistance – Uprising by Sundus Abdul Hadi & Stefan Christoff

Marginal Notes: Pictures from Inside the G20 Detention Centre

Link: ‘Inside the G20 Eastern Avenue Detention Centre’ via BlogTO . . . → Read More: Marginal Notes: Pictures from Inside the G20 Detention Centre